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Release: Sep 2013
Reviewed on: iOS

Barn Yarn

Site Score
Good: Large number of levels and items – Good barn customisation
Bad: Doesn't change the Gardenscapes formula
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Offering a similar gameplay experience to Gardenscapes is Barn Yarn, a title from the same developer that can be played on your computer (Windows and Mac) or iOS devices. A free trial is avaialble on both platforms although the full game requires a purchase.


Playing as Tom and Joe are they repair an old barn they recently acquired from their neighbour your objective is to prepare for the upcoming winter. Serving as a home for all the farm animals you’ll need a variety of items in the barn to ensure it meets the needs of your farm yard friends.

In order to acquire the funds your job is to sell old items found around your house (over 3000 to find). This sees players engaging in hidden object scene after hidden object scene to extract items from the house for sale. Item finding is linked with serving customer needs with faster finding rewarding extra coins while slowness will see your income dwindle.

Bonus coins and special power ups are also hidden around rooms for the super diligent hunter. Abilities include the likes of magnets that guide you to items on your list, lights that can illuminate items and butterflies for single item assistance. These can come in handy as the level of difficultly ramps up as you progress through the game.


All of this money is then translated right into items for the barn with a large number for players to purchase as they see fit. Every few levels you’ll also earn a cutscene that builds on the basic storyline of Barn Yarn.

If the hidden object niche has always attracted you then Barn Yarn is a premium option, you’ve got solid gameplay which blends in perfectly with the progression based barn upgrades.


  • Build up a suitable barn for your animals.
  • Strong hidden object gameplay that has you filling orders from people.
  • Find bonus coins and special power ups.
  • Enjoy numerous cut scenes that build on the story.
  • For Windows, Mac and iOS.

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Barn Yarn, 8.2 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
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